the water rising from the sea,
the rain that falls from tumbling cloud,
the bright new flush from seed.
I see the momentary eastern blaze,
the transient dew of dawn,
the setting sun's fading glow
reflected in the morn.
I watch the river's rush and flow,
the rapids running free,
the current and the torpor,
the dispersal into sea.
I feel the dapple and the dark,
the sunshine and the shadow,
slanting columns, backlit clouds,
laughter, love and sorrow.
I sense the weight of night,
its embroidered velvet mystery,
the trek of stars across the sky,
the incomprehensible eternity.